Stick pen of maple

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 03-21-2013 02:16 AM 1105 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stick pen of maple.

-- Aaron

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#1 posted 03-21-2013 04:42 AM

That’s very cool!
I like it!
Nice work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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Tom Godfrey

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#2 posted 03-21-2013 07:13 AM

Nice work of art. Is there a pen kit of this style of pen? I don’t do that many pens but I think this would be a good one to sale. All of the pens I have made have been for gifts but need to start seeing if I can sale a few to help with shop expenses and think maybe pens would be a quick way to pick up some extra cash.
Thanks for sharing

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#3 posted 03-21-2013 11:50 AM

frfill from bic pen.drill to fit.

-- merle

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#4 posted 03-21-2013 01:55 PM

@Tom: there is no kit. I buy a bag of Bic pens and then drill a 5/32” hole in the blank to hold the ink and ball point. Then just turn it to my liking. They’re fun and inexpensive to make. The only tricky part is that the drill bit is so fine it likes to wander…so I use a very slow lathe speed and steady the bit with my fingers. I’ve made several of these, the most popular are “shorties”...just a few inches long. Ladies like them in their purse. They’re also nice to have in the car. In those cases I just cut the ink tube to the right length and use a paper towel to dab out some of the ink that wants to ooze out of the tube where I cut it off. Works great!

Cap’n Eddie made a good video on his process for making pens like these. His process is a little different (I drill on the lathe with the bit mounted in the tail stock…and don’t use any bushings…and mount the blank right in my chuck—I don’t use the bit as a mandrel):

-- Aaron

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#5 posted 04-02-2013 12:21 AM

Very Very cool, Wonderful job…..

-- Rick

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